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Why the worst part about climate change isn't rising temperatures

Climate change is usually discussed in terms of how it impacts the weather, but this fails to emphasize how climate change is a "threat multiplier." As a threat multiplier, climate change makes already dangerous social and political situations even worse. Not only do we have to work to minimize the impact of climate change on our environment, but we also have to deal with how it affects human iss


First North Carolina Got a Hurricane. Then a Pig Poop Flood. Now It’s a Coal Ash Crisis

North Carolina is being slammed by a succession of disasters triggered by Hurricane Florence. The latest scare is from coal plants, where pools of ash are at risk of spilling into already toxic waters.


Holland åbner verdens første cykelsti af genbrugsplast

I den hollandske by Zwolle kan borgerne nu afprøve en ny type cykelsti.




They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

A pair of tiny Japanese robots sent back wild images once they successfully landed on their new home, the asteroid Ryugu.


Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.


Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out.


Major study: Drug overdoses over a 38-year period reveal hidden trends

It appears that overdoses are increasing exponentially, no matter the drug itself If the study bears out, it means that even reducing opiates will not slow the trajectory. The causes of these trends remain obscure, but near the end of the write-up about the study, a hint might be apparent None A new study has just been published in Science.Org magazine detailing the progression of addiction in th


The Gulf Country That Will Shape the Future of Yemen

In the August heat, Yemen’s port city of Mukalla gleams like a gem. Its ancient, whitewashed houses and mosques lie nestled between ragged mountains and the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. On the sidewalks of the city’s rundown roads, a stream of stall owners and fishermen dressed in colorful sarongs ply their wares. The placid hum of the souq belies the city’s recent history. Just two y


The Shopping Malls and Big Box Stores Gutted by E-Commerce

'Retail Apocalypse' captures the end of one era in American retail and the beginning of another.


Ugens debat: En storm i et glas forurenet vand?

95 gange blev der sidste år sendt vand ud til forbrugerne med pesticidrester over grænseværdien, viser ny opgørelse fra Geus. Vandværkerne advarer mod at tro, at der udelukkende er tale om fortidens synder. På førte det til en læserdebat om målemetoder, vand­resning – og netop fortidens sy…


How to build a tabletop catapult

DIY From wooden dowels and rubber bands. With a dozen wooden dowels, some rubber bands, a cup or spoon, and ping-pong balls, you can build a DIY catapult for tabletop warfare.


Mads Mikkelsen er en 45 millioner år gammel bille

15 forhistoriske bille-arter fundet i ravklumper har fået navne efter kendte danskere.


The lunar gateway: a short cut to Mars?

Nasa plans to put a module in orbit around the moon as a springboard for missions to the red planet – and beyond Spaceflight will mark an important milestone this year – when Nasa celebrates the 50th anniversary of US astronauts reaching the moon. In December 1968 Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – on Apollo 8 – swept over the lunar surface and captured bright blue images of Earth rising a


How Would Teleportation Change Society?

It would make garbage disposal super easy, for one.


A Twitter DM Fail, Free Credit Freezes, and More Security News This Week

Free credit freezes, a better private browser, and more security news this week.


What Are Chemtrails Made Of?

Believers in chemtrails say those trails are actually clouds of chemicals used by the government for nefarious purposes. But as Carl Sagan says, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary… — Read more on


It’s Getting Harder for International STEM Students to Find Work After Graduation

In November 2016, shortly after the presidential election, students from six U.S. universities appeared in a promotional video titled “ You Are Welcome Here .” Their message intended to reassure the one million international students already in the country—and the ones who might be rethinking their plans—that they were still valued. Today, more than 300 schools participate in the #YouAreWelcomeHe


Should All Nobel Prizes Be Canceled for a Year?

This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed?


Space Photos of the Week: Shooting Stars and Dwarf Galaxies

The universe’s origin story lies in fast-moving and faraway objects.


20 Best Weekend Tech Deals: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Sony

The PlayStation Classic, Samsung QLED TVs, Apple deals, and Amazon Devices are worth a look this week.


The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 22, 2018)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv


Christine Blasey Ford Weighs the Risks and Rewards of Testifying

Will she or won’t she? The question has captivated much of official Washington as lawmakers await Christine Blasey Ford’s decision on testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley offered Ford the chance to speak publicly about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party some 35 years ago. Late Friday


Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially

The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of which are more potent.


Why Do Book Pages Turn Yellow Over Time?

If you look at old newspaper clippings, aging paper documents and books that are past their prime, you'll notice that they likely have a yellow tinge. But why do old paper products turn this golden hue?


Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather. But the 2018 autumnal equinox of Sept. 22 is later than usual. Why?


The Family Weekly: What Teens Think About the Kavanaugh Allegations and Consent

This Week in Family After Christine Blasey Ford came forward early this week with allegations that the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when she was in high school, some commentators discredited her story as characteristic of adolescents. This defense of Kavanaugh hasn’t sat well with a lot of teenagers , writes the Atlantic staff writer Joe Pinsker. He talked to s


The Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope Finds the Heavenly Bodies for You

Want your kids to actually get excited about astronomy? Leave the star-searching to the smartphone-connected Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope.


The Stubborn Bike Commuter Gap Between American Cities

Fewer Americans are biking to work, new data shows, but the bigger question is why some cities are seeing so much more progress than others.


Forsikringsselskab i USA: Ingen livsforsikring uden sundheds-tracking

Mængden af sundhedsdata kunder deler med forsikringsfirmaet John Hancock afgør forsikringspræmien i fremtiden. Bekymrende tendens, mener Forbrugerrådet Tænk.


Donald Trump Might Be the ‘Client From Hell’

On the 268th page of the bestselling book Fear , Bob Woodward quotes President Trump: "I don't have any good lawyers. I have terrible lawyers. … I've got a bunch of lawyers who are not aggressive, who are weak, who don't have my best interests in mind, who aren't loyal. It's just a disaster. I can't find a good lawyer." It’s not clear when Trump reportedly voiced his despair, but it does appear t


Ny taxi kører selv – men kun i kendt terræn

Et væld af sensorer giver ny førerløs taxi større frihed end forgængeren. Men den skal oplæres, før den kører ud efter passagerer.


Archaeologists and curators leaving UK over Brexit fears

Visa uncertainty and expected loss of EU funding affecting culture industry, leaders say A no-deal Brexit would cause severe disruption across the UK’s culture, science and design sectors, industry leaders have said. The expected loss of EU funding and uncertainty over the status of EU nationals after March 2019 meant UK museums were already losing scientists, researchers and curators, and there


Titanic battle for Sky culminates in auction

A titanic takeover battle for European TV operator Sky between Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and US cable giant Comcast culminates Saturday in a rare blind auction.


Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.


First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.


For critically ill patients on life support, chemistry could help them survive

Smoke inhalation, pneumonia, and combat-related trauma are just a few causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome—a condition where the lungs fill with fluid, and is too often fatal.


Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.


Forureningsapostle bør tage toget

Sådan konkluderede Ingeniøren i 1970, da vi på baggrund af oliekrisen og den gryende opmærksomhed på forurening undersøgte, hvor stort energiforbrug og luftforurening der fulgte af rejser med tog, bil, skib samt jet- og propelfly.


Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.


Hovedrengøring? 3 steder hvor bakterierne gemmer sig ekstra godt

Man behøver ikke at være bange for bakterier, mener forsker. Alligevel er det en god idé at gøre særlige steder af hjemmet ekstra rent.


Nasa launches satellite to precisely track how Earth's ice is melting

The $1bn, decade-in-the-making creation can measure height and thickness of ice sheets to within a centimeter The world will soon have a much clearer picture of how quickly humans are melting Earth’s ice and expanding the seas, with data collected by a sophisticated satellite launched by Nasa. Every 91 days, the $1bn, decade-in-the-making creation will orbit over more than 1,000 paths. The satell


'Pinning down' how salty droplets dry

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new way of controlling the drying patterns formed by re-crystallizing salt. They found that the coffee ring effect can be used to pin the edge of drying droplets, creating a range of different geometric patterns. The same principles may be applied to understand and improve the adhesion of printer ink to surfaces and the manufacture o


Diverse Tree Portfolio Weathers Droughts Better

Forests with numerous tree species, and therefore a mix of water-management strategies, appear more tolerant of drought. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on


The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.


EACS issues position paper to improve cancer research and care

The European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS), an independent advisory body of medical specialists and researchers, has issued a position paper encouraging the European Union and its member states to formally launch a mission to boost and streamline cancer research. Published in Molecular Oncology, a journal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, the goal is to increase the societal


Ferrari mixed retro racing design and a V12 engine in its limited-edition Monza cars

Cars It can get to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds. It looks like it's straight out of the '40s, but this limited-edition car is shockingly fast.


The Atlantic Daily: ‘I Don’t Want That to Happen to Me’

What We’re Following Views on Kavanaugh: The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process is getting politically uglier by the day. The president of Georgetown Prep, where Kavanaugh went to high school, published a letter to the wider community , acknowledging a “challenging time” but defending the school as a “wonderful place.” Meanwhile, here’s what real teens in the U.S. think of the assault allegatio


#WhyIDidntReport and the Tragic Banality of Rape in America

The hashtag unleashed a torrent of stories that are different yet feel the same. And that's exactly the point.


How a huge, underwater wall could save melting Antarctic glaciers

Rising ocean levels are a serious threat to coastal regions around the globe. Scientists have proposed large-scale geoengineering projects that would prevent ice shelves from melting. The most successful solution proposed would be a miles-long, incredibly tall underwater wall at the edge of the ice shelves. None The world's oceans will rise significantly over the next century if the massive ice s


DIY electrical brain stimulation is a worrying new trend

Scientists are experimenting with applying electrical current to brains as a potential therapy and enhancement. A wave of DIY brain-shocking is worrying experts. Would you ever zap your own brain to see what happens? DIY and direct-to-consumer devices are available, but researchers have called for an open dialog with the DIY community about the risks. Transcranial electrical stimulation, or "tES,


How schizophrenia is linked to common personality type

A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals. This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments. Researchers have found t


My Rapist Apologized

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he has “no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents.” Let me tell you what life was like as a girl in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the early 1980s. I am a year older than Christine Blasey Ford and a year


Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases.


Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago

New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals.


How Do Flat-Earthers Explain the Equinox? We Investigated.

Flat-Earthers try to explain the equinox, and the results are as odd as you'd expect.


Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones

Scientists have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme weather events.


Pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine offers hope for third generation approach

Researchers have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new article.


We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals

Scientists have measured the human 'exposome,' or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail.


Gambling monkeys help scientists find brain area linked to high-risk behavior

Monkeys who learned how to gamble have helped researchers pinpoint an area of the brain key to one's willingness to make risky decisions.


A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works

This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study, researchers found that a program designed at The Ohio State University to reduce harmful stress in cancer patients can be taught to therapists from around the country and implement


The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Oh My Rod

Written by Olivia Paschal ( @oliviacpaschal ) Today in 5 Lines Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, according to a report in The New York Times . Rosenstein denied the story in a statement. The Senate Judiciary Committee said they would push next week's hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's sexu


Who Stands to Benefit From the New Leak About Rod Rosenstein?

This month, it’s hard to be shocked by any report about Trump-administration officials doubting the president’s fitness for office. After Bob Woodward’s Fear and the anonymous op-ed by a self-identified administration saboteur , what else could surprise? The New York Times answered that question Friday afternoon: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly


Georgetown Prep’s President Defends Its Culture, Without Mentioning Brett Kavanaugh

The president of Georgetown Preparatory School—the elite, all-boys private boarding school from which Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, graduated in 1983—has a message for students, their families, and alumni: Trust us, our school doesn’t breed sexual miscreants. “Prep is a wonderful place, a wonderful school, a wonderful community,” Reverend James R. Van Dyke, who became the school’s p


When a plane loses pressure, here's what happens to your body

Science 121 passengers found out recently when a Jet Airways flight crew forgot to pressurize the cabin. The result? A plane-ful of panicking passengers, many of whom awoke from naps to discover intense pain in their ears, bleeding from their ears and noses, and a heck of a…




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